Chirality in Natural and Applied Science

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W. John Lough, Irving W. Wainer
Blackwell Science, 2002 - Science - 313 pages
An understanding of chirality is central to the study and application of the molecular sciences. Chirality in Natural and Applied Science provides a highly practical overview of the chemical significance of chirality and is particularly relevant for pharmaceutical, natural product, organic and analytical chemists, biochemists and molecular biologists.

The book describes the current understanding of all issues relating to chirality, and appraises its impact on much of modern molecular science. It covers the natural occurrence of chirality on a variety of scales, and applications in research and industry. By bringing together the experience of a number of contributors who have played an influential role on the direction of research in this area, the text is well placed to explain the most important insights, developments and applications that have taken place.

Chirality will remain a central part of the understanding of all molecular scientists, and there is little doubt that its importance will increase. This book will ensure the reader has a thorough understanding of chirality, its importance and its application

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